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Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Youth Services Department
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Clubs & Groups, Hands On, Performers, STEAM, Storytimes
Event Details:
Youth Services Fall Registration begins Thursday, September 5 at 9:30 AM and is required for all programs and storytimes (unless otherwise noted).  Have your library card ready to register online, in person, or by calling (708) 246-052...

R.E.A.D. to the Dogs

September 10, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
Recommended grades K-3 Beginning or independent readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning Program because it’s pressure-free! Reading time is a one-on-one experience; no parents ...

Read 'n' Rhyme Romp

September 16, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Travel the Globe

September 17, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
We invite you to board the “Imagine-Plane” once a month and travel to one of the continents. In this program, we will read a story based on that continent and do a themed craft!   ...

Family Storytime: Stinky, Smelly Stories

September 19, 2019
6:45pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25

Family Storytimes

Join us as we read stories, sing songs and make a craft in this special evening storytime for families. Kids are welcome to dress in comfy clothes or jammies! Best suited for ages 2 yrs. and up.

Read 'n' Rhyme Romp

September 23, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Book Builders

September 23, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Have you ever wanted to create your own book? In our Book Builders Program, you can learn about the different genres of books that are represented in literature, as well as, create your own book with stories based on the genre of that month. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Program Series

This program is part of a series. Please plan to attend all sessions in the series.

Incredible Bats

September 25, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Performers, Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 76
Event Details:
There are many fears and misconceptions about bats, but bats are vital to a healthy environment. This is a multi-media presentation in which there will be a display of live Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-colored Fruit Bats. The interactive pow...

Read 'n' Rhyme Romp

September 30, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

R.E.A.D. to the Dogs

October 8, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
Recommended grades K-3 Beginning or independent readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning Program because it’s pressure-free! Reading time is a one-on-one experience; no parents ...

Travel the Globe

October 15, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
We invite you to board the “Imagine-Plane” once a month and travel to one of the continents. In this program, we will read a story based on that continent and do a themed craft!   ...

Family Storytime: Pumpkin Party!

October 17, 2019
6:45pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25

Family Storytimes

Join us as we read stories, sing songs and make a craft in this special evening storytime for families. Kids are welcome to dress in comfy clothes or jammies! Best suited for ages 2 yrs. and up.

Read 'n' Rhyme Romp

October 21, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Book Builders

October 28, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Have you ever wanted to create your own book? In our Book Builders Program, you can learn about the different genres of books that are represented in literature, as well as, create your own book with stories based on the genre of that month. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Program Series

This program is part of a series. Please plan to attend all sessions in the series.

Halloween Magic Show

October 29, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Event Details:
Get ready to be amazed and amused by Kevin Kelly's Halloween Magic Show. The show features tricks with a ghost, a monster, a floating pumpkin, audience participation, a live rabbit, lots of laughs, and much more! An audience volunteer will float i...
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Youth Services Department
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Hands On
Event Details:
T. Rex and his friends got their first library cards! Follow the clues to discover what the dinosaurs have been reading and win a prize. In November when you visit the library you can start your hunt at the Youth Services desk. ...

Read 'n' Rhyme Romp

November 4, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

R.E.A.D. to the Dogs

November 12, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
Recommended grades K-3 Beginning or independent readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning Program because it’s pressure-free! Reading time is a one-on-one experience; no parents ...

Drop-in Playgroup

November 13, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Clubs & Groups, Hands On
Event Details:
No Registration Required. All ages with caregiver. We'll have different activities for all age groups. Feel free to drop in for a bit or stay for the whole time!   ...

Heroes of Science

November 16, 2019
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Performers, Presentations, STEAM
Event Details:
Best suited for ages 3+  Heroes don’t always wear capes –sometimes they wear lab coats! Children will learn about Isaac Newton, Elizabeth Blackwell, Nikola Tesla and more, as they try their hands at experiments made famous by these hero scien...

Travel the Globe

November 19, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
We invite you to board the “Imagine-Plane” once a month and travel to one of the continents. In this program, we will read a story based on that continent and do a themed craft!   ...

Family Storytime: It's DINO-vember!

November 21, 2019
6:45pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25

Family Storytimes

Join us as we read stories, sing songs and make a craft in this special evening storytime for families. Kids are welcome to dress in comfy clothes or jammies! Best suited for ages 2 yrs. and up.

Reel Reads: Disney's Frozen

November 25, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Details:
After reading about Olaf and friends in Disney's An Amazing Snowman, we will watch the movie Frozen together. Feel free to dress in character if you'd like! ...

Book Builders

November 25, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Have you ever wanted to create your own book? In our Book Builders Program, you can learn about the different genres of books that are represented in literature, as well as, create your own book with stories based on the genre of that month. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Program Series

This program is part of a series. Please plan to attend all sessions in the series.

Drop-in Lego Challenge

November 26, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Hands On, STEAM
Event Details:
No Registration Required.  Grades K - 3. You'll be given a building challenge when you arrive, then will have the opportunity to discuss your creation once it's complete. Creations will be photographed for display. ...
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Youth Services Department
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Hands On
Event Details:
T. Rex and his friends got their first library cards! Follow the clues to discover what the dinosaurs have been reading and win a prize. In November when you visit the library you can start your hunt at the Youth Services desk. ...